Lowrie, A's beat Rangers 3-2 as Beltre leaves with injury

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Oakland Athletics keep finding ways to win after their slow start. The Texas Rangers can't stop losing - games and key players.

Jed Lowrie hit a tiebreaking double before Texas slugger Adrian Beltre left with a hamstring injury, and the A's beat the Rangers 3-2 on Tuesday night, tagging Cole Hamels with his fourth loss before the end of April for the first time in the left-hander's career.

Beltre strained his left hamstring coming out of the batter's box in the eighth inning and limped to first base on what would have been a double but was instead a single for his 3,075th career hit.

The 39-year-old third baseman in his 21st season didn't sound optimistic after the game but wanted to wait for an MRI on Wednesday before saying much else.

If Beltre ends up on the disabled list, the Rangers won't have any of their opening day infielders in those spots for the finale of what is already a fifth straight series loss at home, the most to start a season since the franchise moved to Texas in 1972.

''We already have our key players hurt on the middle infield,'' Beltre said. ''We didn't need another one. It's no secret we've been struggling offensively. We're trying to find a way to get through it.''

Texas shortstop Elvis Andrus is out at least another month after breaking his right elbow when he was hit by a pitch April 12. Second baseman Rougned Odor has been out since April 10 with a left hamstring strain.

When Andrus got hurt, Joey Gallo was shuffled to left field from first base, where rookie Ronald Guzman is starting now. Delino DeShields has returned to center field after a broken hand sidelined him for three weeks and weakened the Texas outfield significantly.

''It's gut-wrenching, to say the least,'' said manager Jeff Banister, whose Rangers (8-17) have matched their second-worst 25-game start and are 3-12 at home. ''However, I'll continue to say this: There is no timeout. We'll continue to play.''

Lowrie's seventh-inning liner over the glove of a diving DeShields came against reliever Matt Bush after two doubles off Hamels in an inning that included a pair of Oakland baserunners getting thrown out at third base.

Andrew Triggs (2-0) allowed one run in six innings with six strikeouts, and former closer Santiago Casilla pitched a scoreless ninth for his first save in Oakland's eighth win in nine games since a 5-10 start.

''There's no coincidence that we've been winning games when we've been getting starting pitching six innings or more,'' manager Bob Melvin said.

Hamels (1-4) gave up two runs in 6 1/3 innings and hit three batters, matching the 2008 World Series MVP's career high set on April 20, 2016, in a 2-1 win against Houston. Rangers reliever Jake Diekman also hit a batter.

Mark Canha broke a scoreless tie in the sixth with his third homer, a solo shot that went in and out of leaping right fielder Nomar Mazara's glove just above the fence. Matt Olson hit an RBI double in the eighth.

Beltre's liner to the gap when he was injured was a single that scored Shin-Soo Choo from first. Beltre had two hits and both Texas RBIs, the other coming on a sacrifice fly.

GET IN THERE, ROOKIE

Oakland rookie Lou Trivino struck out two batters to finish the eighth after coming in cold when Blake Treinen took a line drive from Choo off his right leg and had to leave the game. Melvin said Treinen had a bruised shin and would be evaluated Wednesday.

Trivino was called up from Triple-A Nashville earlier in the day when Yusmeiro Petit went on the bereavement list following the death of his mother in Venezuela. Petit was away from the team for four days earlier this month to spend time with his mom.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Athletics: RHP Liam Hendriks was to have a procedure Tuesday to remove a cyst in his right hip, with a plasma injection for a muscle tear. Hendriks was already on the disabled list because of a right groin strain. He should be throwing off a mound in a few weeks.

Rangers: RHPs Tony Barnette (right shoulder inflammation) and Tim Lincecum (blister) threw live bullpen sessions. Banister said Barnette probably won't return before Friday. Lincecum is on the 60-day DL.

UP NEXT

RHP Kendall Graveman (0-4, 10.07 ERA), Oakland's opening day starter, has allowed at least four runs without throwing more than five innings in all five starts, the longest such streak to begin a season for an A's pitcher since at least 1908. RHP Doug Fister (1-2, 3.59) is scheduled for Texas in the series finale as he returns from a right hip strain. His most recent start was April 9.

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OAK13-11
000001110380
TEX8-17
000001010260
  • W: A. Triggs (2-0)L: C. Hamels (1-4)S: S. Casilla (1)
  • HR: OAK - M. Canha (3)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Semien SS41100104.269.331.423.7544.0
C. Pinder LF20100010.281.361.438.7991.5
a- M. Joyce PH-LF10000110.232.413.429.8420.5
J. Lowrie 2B40210113.363.420.6181.0374.5
K. Davis DH50000026.258.342.515.858-1.0
M. Chapman 3B41100113.281.385.539.9242.5
M. Olson 1B30110002.284.364.420.7846.0
M. Canha CF41111012.341.400.6341.0345.5
S. Piscotty RF20000010.271.340.376.7171.5
J. Lucroy C40100004.254.333.313.6472.0
  • a-walked for Pinder in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. DeShields CF41100010.211.250.211.4611.5
S. Choo DH31200010.250.324.469.7933.5
N. Mazara RF30000122.284.337.409.7460.0
A. Beltre 3B30220001.310.366.437.8034.0
D. Robinson PR-3B00000000.175.277.246.5230.0
J. Gallo LF40000014.204.282.473.755-0.5
J. Profar SS40000011.236.364.291.655-0.5
R. Chirinos C30100101.167.273.379.6523.0
R. Guzman 1B40000012.182.229.364.592-0.5
I. Kiner-Falefa 2B30000011.273.304.386.691-0.5
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Semien (7), J. Lowrie (8), M. Olson (3), J. Lucroy (4)
    • HR - M. Canha (3)
    • RBI - J. Lowrie (24), M. Olson (11), M. Canha (9)
    • 2-Out RBI - M. Canha (8)
    BATTING
    • 2B - R. Chirinos (5)
    • SF - A. Beltre (4)
    • RBI - A. Beltre 2 (8)
    • 2-Out RBI - A. Beltre (2)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - M. Olson (2)
    • Picked Off - M. Joyce
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - D. DeShields
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    A. Triggs (W, 2-0)6.04111604.701.3525.0
    R. Dull (H, 1)1.10001005.400.602.0
    B. Treinen0.01110001.501.25-2.0
    L. Trivino (H, 1)0.21000200.001.290.0
    S. Casilla (S, 1)1.00000002.000.3310.0
    PITCHERSIP
    A. Triggs (W, 2-0)6.0
    R. Dull (H, 1)1.1
    B. Treinen0.0
    L. Trivino (H, 1)0.2
    S. Casilla (S, 1)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Hamels (L, 1-4)6.15222514.411.389.5
    M. Bush0.21001004.761.59-2.0
    J. Diekman1.01111106.142.180.5
    C. Martin1.01000203.181.323.0
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Hamels (L, 1-4)6.1
    M. Bush0.2
    J. Diekman1.0
    C. Martin1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - A. Triggs (2)
    • HBP - A. Triggs (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - A. Triggs 81-55, R. Dull 20-15, B. Treinen 1-1, L. Trivino 16-11, S. Casilla 11-7
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Triggs 5-6, R. Dull 1-3
    • Batters Faced - A. Triggs 23, R. Dull 5, B. Treinen, L. Trivino 3, S. Casilla 3
    PITCHING
    • HBP - C. Hamels 3 (4), J. Diekman
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Hamels 107-68, M. Bush 12-6, J. Diekman 22-11, C. Martin 14-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Hamels 4-9, M. Bush 1-0, J. Diekman 1-1
    • Batters Faced - C. Hamels 28, M. Bush 3, J. Diekman 6, C. Martin 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    OAK13-11
    000001110380
    TEX8-17
    000001010260
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Semien SS41100104.269.331.423.7544.0
    C. Pinder LF20100010.281.361.438.7991.5
    a- M. Joyce PH-LF10000110.232.413.429.8420.5
    J. Lowrie 2B40210113.363.420.6181.0374.5
    K. Davis DH50000026.258.342.515.858-1.0
    M. Chapman 3B41100113.281.385.539.9242.5
    M. Olson 1B30110002.284.364.420.7846.0
    M. Canha CF41111012.341.400.6341.0345.5
    S. Piscotty RF20000010.271.340.376.7171.5
    J. Lucroy C40100004.254.333.313.6472.0
    Total3338314824-----
    HITTERSAB
    M. Semien SS4
    C. Pinder LF2
    a- M. Joyce PH-LF1
    J. Lowrie 2B4
    K. Davis DH5
    M. Chapman 3B4
    M. Olson 1B3
    M. Canha CF4
    S. Piscotty RF2
    J. Lucroy C4
    Total33
    • a-walked for Pinder in the 7th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    D. DeShields CF41100010.211.250.211.4611.5
    S. Choo DH31200010.250.324.469.7933.5
    N. Mazara RF30000122.284.337.409.7460.0
    A. Beltre 3B30220001.310.366.437.8034.0
    D. Robinson PR-3B00000000.175.277.246.5230.0
    J. Gallo LF40000014.204.282.473.755-0.5
    J. Profar SS40000011.236.364.291.655-0.5
    R. Chirinos C30100101.167.273.379.6523.0
    R. Guzman 1B40000012.182.229.364.592-0.5
    I. Kiner-Falefa 2B30000011.273.304.386.691-0.5
    Total3126202812-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Semien (7), J. Lowrie (8), M. Olson (3), J. Lucroy (4)
      • HR - M. Canha (3)
      • RBI - J. Lowrie (24), M. Olson (11), M. Canha (9)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Canha (8)
      BATTING
      • 2B - R. Chirinos (5)
      • SF - A. Beltre (4)
      • RBI - A. Beltre 2 (8)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Beltre (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - M. Olson (2)
      • Picked Off - M. Joyce
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - D. DeShields
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Triggs (W, 2-0)6.04111604.701.3525.0
      R. Dull (H, 1)1.10001005.400.602.0
      B. Treinen0.01110001.501.25-2.0
      L. Trivino (H, 1)0.21000200.001.290.0
      S. Casilla (S, 1)1.00000002.000.3310.0
      Total9.0622280---
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Triggs (W, 2-0)6.0
      R. Dull (H, 1)1.1
      B. Treinen0.0
      L. Trivino (H, 1)0.2
      S. Casilla (S, 1)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Hamels (L, 1-4)6.15222514.411.389.5
      M. Bush0.21001004.761.59-2.0
      J. Diekman1.01111106.142.180.5
      C. Martin1.01000203.181.323.0
      Total9.0833481---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Hamels (L, 1-4)6.1
      M. Bush0.2
      J. Diekman1.0
      C. Martin1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - A. Triggs (2)
      • HBP - A. Triggs (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Triggs 81-55, R. Dull 20-15, B. Treinen 1-1, L. Trivino 16-11, S. Casilla 11-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Triggs 5-6, R. Dull 1-3
      • Batters Faced - A. Triggs 23, R. Dull 5, B. Treinen, L. Trivino 3, S. Casilla 3
      PITCHING
      • HBP - C. Hamels 3 (4), J. Diekman
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Hamels 107-68, M. Bush 12-6, J. Diekman 22-11, C. Martin 14-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Hamels 4-9, M. Bush 1-0, J. Diekman 1-1
      • Batters Faced - C. Hamels 28, M. Bush 3, J. Diekman 6, C. Martin 4
      • 8TH INNING
        Beltre singled to deep right center, Choo scored32
        Olson doubled to left center, Chapman scored31
      • 7TH INNING
        Lowrie doubled to deep center, Semien scored, Joyce to third21
      • 6TH INNING
        Beltre hit sacrifice fly to right, DeShields scored, Choo to third11
        Canha homered to right center10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Chris Martin relieved Jake Diekman
        • M. Joyce: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Joyce struck out on foul tip
        • J. Lowrie: Lowrie singled to shallow center
        • K. Davis: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • M. Chapman: Ball, Strike looking, Chapman flied out to left
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Santiago Casilla relieved Lou Trivino
        • J. Profar: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Profar flied out to left
        • R. Chirinos: Ball, Foul, Chirinos flied out to center
        • R. Guzman: Ball, Guzman lined out to left
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Jake Diekman relieved Matt Bush
        • M. Chapman: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Chapman walked
        • M. Olson: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Olson doubled to left center, Chapman scored
        • M. Canha: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Canha struck out swinging
        • S. Piscotty: Ball, Piscotty hit by pitch
        • J. Lucroy: Foul, Ball, Lucroy flied out to deep center
        • M. Semien: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Semien grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Piscotty out at second
        • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • R. Dull Pitching:
        • D. DeShields: DeShields lined out to shortstop
        • Blake Treinen relieved Ryan Dull
        • S. Choo: Choo reached on an infield single to second
        • Lou Trivino relieved Blake Treinen
        • N. Mazara: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Mazara struck out looking
        • A. Beltre: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Beltre singled to deep right center, Choo scored
        • Drew Robinson ran for Adrian Beltre
        • J. Gallo: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gallo struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • C. Hamels Pitching:
        • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Lucroy doubled to right, Lucroy out at third
        • M. Semien: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Semien doubled to deep left
        • Matt Bush relieved Cole Hamels
        • Matt Joyce hit for Chad Pinder
        • M. Joyce: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Joyce walked
        • J. Lowrie: Lowrie doubled to deep center, Semien scored, Joyce to third
        • K. Davis: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Joyce picked off at third, catcher to third, Foul, Davis grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Ryan Dull relieved Andrew Triggs
        • J. Profar: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Profar flied out to left
        • R. Chirinos: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Chirinos walked
        • R. Guzman: Strike swinging, Guzman fouled out to second
        • I. Kiner-Falefa: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Kiner-Falefa grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Chirinos out at second
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • C. Hamels Pitching:
        • M. Chapman: Chapman grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Olson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Olson grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Canha: Canha homered to right center
        • S. Piscotty: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Piscotty struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Triggs Pitching:
        • I. Kiner-Falefa: Strike looking, Kiner-Falefa grounded out to third
        • D. DeShields: DeShields reached on bunt single to second
        • S. Choo: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Choo hit by pitch, DeShields to second
        • N. Mazara: Ball, DeShields to third, Choo to second on wild pitch, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Mazara walked
        • A. Beltre: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Beltre hit sacrifice fly to right, DeShields scored, Choo to third
        • J. Gallo: Gallo grounded out to second
        • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • C. Hamels Pitching:
        • M. Semien: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Semien flied out to right
        • C. Pinder: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Pinder struck out swinging
        • J. Lowrie: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Lowrie walked
        • K. Davis: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Triggs Pitching:
        • J. Gallo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Gallo flied out to left
        • J. Profar: Profar grounded out to second
        • R. Chirinos: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Chirinos doubled to deep right center
        • R. Guzman: Foul, Guzman fouled out to third
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • C. Hamels Pitching:
        • M. Canha: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Canha grounded out to second
        • S. Piscotty: Piscotty lined out to third
        • J. Lucroy: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Lucroy fouled out to first
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Triggs Pitching:
        • S. Choo: Foul, Ball, Choo singled to shallow center
        • N. Mazara: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Mazara struck out looking
        • A. Beltre: Ball, Beltre grounded into double play third to second to first, Choo out at second
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • C. Hamels Pitching:
        • C. Pinder: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Pinder hit by pitch
        • J. Lowrie: Strike looking, Foul, Lowrie flied out to left
        • K. Davis: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Davis flied out to left
        • M. Chapman: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Chapman singled to shallow center, Pinder to second
        • M. Olson: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Olson flied out to center
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Triggs Pitching:
        • R. Guzman: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Guzman struck out looking
        • I. Kiner-Falefa: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Kiner-Falefa struck out swinging
        • D. DeShields: Strike looking, DeShields lined out to right
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • C. Hamels Pitching:
        • M. Olson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Olson hit by pitch
        • M. Canha: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Canha lined out to third
        • S. Piscotty: Ball, Strike looking, Olson stole second, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Piscotty hit by pitch
        • J. Lucroy: Ball, Lucroy flied out to deep center, Olson to third, Piscotty to second
        • M. Semien: Strike looking, Semien grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Triggs Pitching:
        • A. Beltre: Ball, Strike looking, Beltre singled to shallow center
        • J. Gallo: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Gallo flied out to deep center
        • J. Profar: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Profar struck out swinging
        • R. Chirinos: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Chirinos lined out to right
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • C. Hamels Pitching:
        • M. Semien: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Semien walked
        • C. Pinder: Foul, Pinder singled to shallow right, Semien to second
        • J. Lowrie: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Lowrie struck out swinging
        • K. Davis: Ball, Davis flied out to center, Semien to third
        • M. Chapman: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Chapman struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Triggs Pitching:
        • D. DeShields: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, DeShields struck out swinging
        • S. Choo: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Choo struck out swinging
        • N. Mazara: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Mazara grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)